Art empowers us all
Black lives matter
Camden FireWorks acknowledges the centuries of systemic oppression against communities of color. We are “motivated by the ethical imperative to effect change and promote equality within our organization and work”.
Artist Reet Starwind is creating a spectacular anime called “Dreamers' Playlist Set 1 (DPS1). This story follows two brothers' inheritance of mysterious spiritual power. Using the classic Shonen Jump-style formula of character progression through punching (One Piece, My Hero Academia), DPS1 is remixed into an original series commenting on the nature of power and coming-of-age Black masculinity.
Artist Danielle Cartier has partnered with RustBelt Nation to design original artwork for custom t-shirts. The design showcases a rendering of the Benjamin Frankling Bridge on the back and, on the front, the logo from the Victor Talking Machine Company that was based in Camden. Proceeds from t-shirt sales benefit Camden’s own Cathedral Kitchen.